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Spring Brunch Bake

Spring Brunch Bake

Ingredients
8 cups cubed French bread
2 cups cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)
1 cup cubed fully cooked lean ham
3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
6 egg whites
3 eggs
1-1/2 cups fat-free milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the bread, asparagus, ham and cheese. Whisk the egg whites, eggs, milk, lemon juice and garlic powder; pour over bread mixture and stir until blended. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake 8-10 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings

Recipe found here: Spring Brunch Bake

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Spring Salmon Chowder

Spring Salmon Chowder

Ingredients
2 cups cauliflowerets
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons butter
2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
8 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
4 cups 2% milk
1 can (14-3/4 ounces) salmon, drained, skin and bones removed
1 package (9 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine cauliflower and water. Microwave, covered, on high for 4-5 minutes or until tender, stirring once.

In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add celery and green onions; cook and stir until tender. Stir in flour, salt and dill until blended; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened.

Stir in salmon, peas and cauliflower; heat through. Stir in cheeses until melted. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Spring Salmon Chowder

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Cheesy Souffles

Cheesy Souffles

Ingredients
4-1/2 teaspoons butter
4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup 2% milk
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 eggs, separated

Directions
In a large saucepan, melt butter. Whisk in flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted. Remove from the heat. Beat egg yolks. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Cool slightly.

Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into egg yolk mixture. Pour into two ungreased 8-oz. ramekins or custard cups.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until the tops are puffed and centers appear set. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe found here: Cheesy Souffles

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Tempting Tomato Cups

Tempting Tomato Cups

Ingredients
3 large tomatoes
1/2 cup crushed saltines (about 15 crackers)
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, optional
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Sliced ripe olives, optional

Directions
Cut a thin slice from the top of each tomato. Leaving a 1/4-in.-thick shell, scoop out pulp (discard pulp or save for another use). Invert tomatoes onto paper towels to drain.

In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, celery, green pepper, onion, mayonnaise, garlic salt if desired and pepper; mix well. Spoon into tomatoes. Refrigerate until serving. Garnish with olives if desired. Yield: 3 servings.

Recipe found here: Tempting Tomato Cup

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Enchilada Casserole

Enchilada Casserole

Ingredients
1 pound ground beef (90% lean)
1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce
1 cup salsa
6 flour tortillas (10 inch)
2 cups fresh or frozen corn
4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in enchilada sauce and salsa; set aside.

Place two tortillas, overlapping as necessary, in the bottom of a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Cover with one-third of the meat mixture; top with 1 cup corn; sprinkle with 1-1/3 cups cheese. Repeat layers once, then top with remaining tortillas, meat and cheese.

Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Recipe found here: Enchilada Casserole

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California Pasta Salad

California Pasta Salad

Ingredients
1 pound thin spaghetti, broken into 1-inch pieces
3 large tomatoes, diced
2 medium zucchini, diced
1 large cucumber, diced
1 medium green pepper, diced
1 sweet red pepper, diced
1 large red onion, diced
2 cans (2-1/4 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained

DRESSING:
1 bottle (16 ounces) Italian salad dressing
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions; Drain and rinse in cold water. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the vegetables and olives.

In a large bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Drizzle over spaghetti mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 10-15 servings

Recipe found here: California Pasta Salad

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Mango Basil Chicken and Brown Rice Salad

Mango Basil Chicken and Brown Rice Salad

Ingredients
1/3 cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing
2 Tbsps fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 cups cooked chicken, cooled and coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups cooked Minute® Brown Rice, cooled
1 cup fresh mango, peeled and chopped
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
4 large green lettuce leaves, washed and dried
1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese

Directions
In bottom of large bowl, combine bottled dressing and basil. Add chicken, brown rice, and mango. Toss well to combine.

To serve: Place 1 lettuce leaf onto each of 4 serving plates. Divide salad mixture evenly and place into center of lettuce leaves. Garnish top of each serving with an equal amount of crumbled goat cheese.

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